Europris' (OB:EPR) five-year total shareholder returns outpace the underlying earnings growth
When you buy a stock there is always a possibility that it could drop 100%. But on the bright side, you can make far more than 100% on a really good stock. Long term Europris ASA (OB:EPR) shareholders would be well aware of this, since the stock is up 171% in five years. But it's down 5.3% in the last week. But this could be related to the soft market, with stocks selling off around 5.8% in the last week.
Although Europris has shed kr620m from its market cap this week, let's take a look at its longer term fundamental trends and see if they've driven returns.
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There is no denying that markets are sometimes efficient, but prices do not always reflect underlying business performance. By comparing earnings per share (EPS) and share price changes over time, we can get a feel for how investor attitudes to a company have morphed over time.
Over half a decade, Europris managed to grow its earnings per share at 22% a year. That makes the EPS growth particularly close to the yearly share price growth of 22%. Therefore one could conclude that sentiment towards the shares hasn't morphed very much. In fact, the share price seems to largely reflect the EPS growth.
You can see below how EPS has changed over time (discover the exact values by clicking on the image).
We know that Europris has improved its bottom line over the last three years, but what does the future have in store? If you are thinking of buying or selling Europris stock, you should check out this FREE detailed report on its balance sheet.
What About Dividends?
It is important to consider the total shareholder return, as well as the share price return, for any given stock. The TSR incorporates the value of any spin-offs or discounted capital raisings, along with any dividends, based on the assumption that the dividends are reinvested. Arguably, the TSR gives a more comprehensive picture of the return generated by a stock. In the case of Europris, it has a TSR of 268% for the last 5 years. That exceeds its share price return that we previously mentioned. The dividends paid by the company have thusly boosted the total shareholder return.
A Different Perspective
We're pleased to report that Europris shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 29% over one year. And that does include the dividend. Having said that, the five-year TSR of 30% a year, is even better. It's always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand Europris better, we need to consider many other factors. Consider for instance, the ever-present spectre of investment risk. We've identified 1 warning sign with Europris , and understanding them should be part of your investment process.
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Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on Norwegian exchanges.
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Europris ASA operates as a discount variety retailer in Norway.
Flawless balance sheet and undervalued.